A Breeders’ Cup Champ Feuds For ‘20 Pegasus: Spun to Run is in High Hopes

| January 16, 2020
Pegasus World Cup
Betting games in the upcoming Pegasus World Cup to be held in Florida USA have big prizes

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Pegasus World Cup will celebrate its newest season featuring the strongest horse racers in the world. It will take place in the racing field of Gulfstream Park, Handendalle, Florida. The Pegasus will commemorate its fourth season still holding a prestige as one of the richest horse racing events in the world. 

The horse racing community is hyped because of another betting opportunity that every punter can play. Unlike other types of horse racing, the betting games in the Pegasus World Cup have big purse prizes. 

Aside from the betting games, all fans can also expect that Pegasus will only showcase the best thoroughbred racers. As a matter of fact, the Stronach Group, owner of Pegasus, has finally announced the 17 official horse racers that will grace the event on Saturday. 

The list of entries for the Pegasus this year is surprising as Spun to Run joins the parade for the racers to saddle up in Gulfstream Park. Earlier last year, he was not a candidate for the Pegasus betting odds. However, after he took part in the Breeders’ Cup and Cigar Mile Stakes, he created strong records, and Stronach has invited him as one of the contenders for the Pegasus World Cup this year. 

Because of Spun to Run’s presence in Pegasus, the competition became more anticipated. Do know that his racing records are also impressive, which may topnotch other strong contenders on the line.

Can he show an impressive stretch that will leave other contenders behind him? Let’s see what Spun to Run can offer. 

Spun to Run’s Profile 

Spun to Run with total current earnings of $1,140, 660 is a thoroughbred racer owned by Richard P. Donaldson. Juan Guererro trains him since he was foaled on March 19, 2016. In his early horse racing career days, he took part in many Maiden races, which gave him an impressive horse racing record since then.

He started his two Maiden Special Weight races at Parx Racing. He placed 4th during his first run on October 15, 2018, and 2nd place on November 17, 2018. Still, in the fall season, he took part in the same Maiden Special Weight racing at Aqueduct on December 15, 2018, where he got the third place. 

Because of his achievements in the Maiden and Allowance races, Jaun Guerrero has decided to send him to some big horse racing events in the United States. Since then, Spun to Run has earned respect from the horse racing community.

Spun to Run’s Latest Achievements 

Spun To Run’s latest achievements in 2019 can leave every horse racing fans in awe. On July 20, 2019, he joined the Grade 1 TVG Haskell Invitational Stakes, where he finished  third place. After that, he made a huge break when he took part in Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes on September 2, 2019, which he brought home the title. 

After all these finishes, Spun to Run continues to showcase his speed and agility inside the racing field. On September 21, 2019, he joined the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby, where he got the 5th place. Also, on October 12, 2019, he gets the title for the M.P. Ballezi Appreciation Mile Stakes. 

His biggest achievements, which led the Pegasus organization to enlist him on Saturday, was a championship title he won in the Grade 1 Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on November 2, 2019. Apart from that, he also placed second in the Cigar Mile Handicap last December 7, 2019. 

Spun to Run’s Strength 

Spun to Run is the only Breeders’ Cup winner that will run in Gulfstream Park. In the previous seasons of the Pegasus World Cup, City of Light, Arrogate, and Gun Runner was also Breeders’ Cup champions, which turned as Pegasus titleholders. It is why Spun to Run is determined to continue the legacy of the Pegasus World Cup winner’s tradition. 

Another strength that might help him get the Pegasus crown this year is his jockey, Irad Ortiz, Jr. He is one of the most competitive jockeys in today’s generation, whose major achievements include Fourstar Crook, Robert Bruce, A Raving Beauty, and Diversify. He was the man behind the success of Spun to Run in the Breeders’ Cup last year, and they look forward to another victory in Pegasus World Cup this year. 


The Pegasus World Cup is only two weeks away. With Spun to Run’s appearance and racing records, he is ultimately a horse racer in the Pegasus this year that you should consider in wagering. Will the stars align in his favor? We’ll all find out soon. 

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